Edward R. Morrison

Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Director, Richman Center for Business, Law, & Public Policy

Editor, Journal of Legal Studies

Chair of Capital Markets Committee, National Bankruptcy Conference

Morrison Portrait




Published Papers

Working Papers

Amicus Briefs

Published Papers

Race and Bankruptcy: Explaining Racial Disparities in Consumer Bankruptcy 2020, The Journal of Law and Economics 63(2)

With Belisa Pang and Antoine Uettwiller

Valuing Firms In A World of Pandemic-Induced Bankruptcies in Law360.com (June 9, 2020)

With Andrea Okie and Kerri Leonhardt

Bankruptcy's Role in the COVID-19 Crisis in Law in the Time of COVID-19 (Columbia Law School: Katharina Pistor, ed., 2020)

With Andrea C. Saavedra

Beyond Options in Research Handbook on Corporate Bankruptcy Law (Edward Elgar Press: Barry E. Adler, ed., 2020)

With Andrea C. Saavedra

Valuation Disputes in Corporate Bankruptcy 2018, University of Pennsylvania Law Review 166 (7)

With Kenneth Ayotte

Consumer Bankruptcy Pathologies 2017, The Journal of Instutitional and Theoretical Economics 173(1)

With Antoine Uettwiller

Rules of Thumb for Intercreditor Agreements 2015, University of Illinois Law Review 2015 (2)

Rolling Back the Repo Safe Harbors 2014, The Business Lawyer 69(4)

With Mark J. Roe and Christopher S. Sontchi

Coasean Bargaining in Consumer Bankruptcy in Ronald H. Coase (University of Chicago Law School: Omri Ben-Shahar, ed. 2014)

Mortgage Modification and Strategic Behavior: Evidence from a Legal Settlement with Countrywide 2014, American Economic Review 104(9)

With Christopher Mayer, Tomasz Piskorski, and Arpit Gupta

Extraterritorial Avoidance Actions: Lessons from Madoff 2014, Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial, and Commercial Law 82(2)

Dodd-Frank for Bankruptcy Lawyers 2011, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 19(2)

With Douglas G. Baird

Discussion Remarks, Legal Aftershocks of the Global Financial Crisis, Panel 3: Bankruptcy Restructuring of Financial Institutions 2010, New York University Journal of Law and Business 6(2)

Creditor Control and Conflict in Chapter 11 2009, Journal of Legal Analysis 511 (2)

With Kenneth Ayotte

Bargaining around Bankruptcy: Small Business Distress and State Law 2009, Journal of Legal Studies 38 (2)

Is the Bankruptcy Code an Adequate Mechanism for Resolving the Distress of Systemically Important Institutions? 2009, Temple Law Review 9(1)

A New Proposal for Loan Modifications 2009, Yale Journal on Regulations 26(2)

With Christopher Mayer and Tomasz Piskorski

Bankruptcy's Rarity: An Essay on Small Business Bankruptcy in the United States 2008, European Company and Financial Law Review 5(2)

Who Needs Bankruptcy Law? in 1000 Words or Less: Sesquicentennial Essays of the Faculty of Columbia Law School (Columbia Law School: Elizabeth S. Scott, ed. 2008)

Bankruptcy Decision Making: An Empirical Study of Continuation Bias in Small Business Bankruptcies 2007, Journal of Law and Economics 50(2)

Timbers of Inwood Forest, the Economics of Rent, and the Irrelevance of Supreme Court Precedent in Bankruptcy Law Stories (Foundation Press: Robert K. Rasmussen, ed. 2007)

Serial Entrepreneurs and Small Business Bankruptcies 2005, Columbia Law Review 105(8)

With Douglas G. Baird

Derivatives and the Bankruptcy Code: Why the Special Treatment? 2005, Yale Journal on Regulations 22(1)

With Franklin R. Edwards

Financial Contracts and the New Bankruptcy Code: Insulating Markets from Bankrupt Debtors ad Bankruptcy Judges 2005, The American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 13(2)

With Joerg Riegel

Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy: A Slideshow 2005, American Bankruptcy Law Journal 79(4)

With Douglas G. Baird

Bankruptcy Decision Making 2001, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 17(2)

With Douglas G. Baird

Judicial Review of Discount Rates Used in Regulatory Cost-Benefit Analysis 1998, University of Chicago Law Review 65(4)

Off-Balance Sheet Risks: What Are They and Why is Their Disclosure Important? 1993, Journal of Accounting Education 11(2)

Impact of the Salt Lake City Airport on the Utah Economy 1993, Utah Economics and Business Review 53(9-10)

With Boyd L. Fjeldsted